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Benin Surfing

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The West African countries of Benin and Togo are largely off the map for both surfers and travellers. The two tiny nations, home to voodoo and friendly beachbreaks, offer a tropical climate and consistent, uncrowded surf potential. Whilst both destinations are unlikely to warrant a surf trip on the quality of their waves alone, for visitors to neighbouring Ghana, Benin and Togo offer an escape into a unique and magical culture. The Beninese/Togolese coast is made up of a series of steeply shelving beaches, almost entirely backed by lagoons that themselves sometimes play host to floating villages. The best waves break where a natural or manmade feature creates sandbanks, breaking up the endless shore-pound.
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24 - 28°C
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26 - 28°C
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23 - 27°C
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23 - 26°C
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23 - 27°C
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24 - 28°C
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+ Consistent, long range swell
+ No crowds
+ Friendly people
+ Exploration possibilities
+ Voodoo culture
- No epic spots
- Light onshores
- Rain in swell season
- Malaria
- Expensive flights
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Cotonou Rivermouth Grey Star 1.5ft 10secs 206° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Bouches du Roi Grey Star 2ft 8secs 176° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Krake Grey Star 1.5ft 10secs 206° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Les Route des Peches Grey Star 1.5ft 10secs 206° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Sheraton, Novotel Grey Star 1.5ft 10secs 206° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Ouidah Grey Star 2ft 8secs 176° 6mph Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 4
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide